For the third straight year, Porsche took top place in the overall ratings in this year's Initial Quality Study (IQS), conducted by the US market research institute J.D. Power.
According to J.D. Power's IQS, Porsche ranked the highest with just 80 problems per hundred vehicles. Kia took the second spot with 86 issues per hundred vehicles and Jaguar rounded out the top three with 93 problems per hundred vehicles.
The IQS examines problems experience by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. J.D. Power said that Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality.
In addition, the Porsche 911 received the J.D. Power Award as the vehicle with the highest customer satisfaction in the “midsize premium sporty car” category, while the Boxster won first place in the “compact premium sporty car.”
On the other hand, the Porsche Macan received the award for “highest initial quality – compact premium SUV” category.